By: Brian Evans
Over the past few years, food stamp dependence has plummetted under President Trump, as more than 6.2 million Americans have dropped off of the rolls! In fact, at an average cost of $121 per food stamp recipient, it has resulted in more than $750 million in savings to the American taxpayers, and given independence back to millions of Americans who had become dependent on handouts!
More than 6.2 million individuals dropped off food stamps since President Donald Trump completed his first full month in office, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The most recent USDA data shows that 6,268,285 individuals discontinued their participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)— the program in charge of food stamps— since February 2017 when Trump finished his first month as president…
Individual and household food stamp participation has consistently declined since 2013 back when the Obama administration was in power and enrollment in the program reached its highest point in U.S. history.
…Food stamp participation plummeted even further once President Trump took office, as 6.2 million individuals and 2.7 million households dropped out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) since his first full month in office.
Food stamp enrollment began its decline when the Conservative-controlled States of the Union began passing laws that required those on food stamps to either work, attend school, volunteer, or participate in job training for at least 20 hours per week to receive benefits.
Then, after President Trump took office, within the first few months of his Administration, participation dropped by 2.7 million households, and 6.2 million Americans!
The President has already stated that he wants to help Americans break free of their dependency on government handouts, so they can be self-sufficient, and provide for themselves! In fact, in March, he told Breitbart News that…
“I don’t want to have anyone coming in that’s on welfare,” Trump told Breitbart News in March.”
Breitbart News added that…
The Trump administration also recently released several policies that would close loopholes for those taking advantage of the nation’s food stamp program.
The USDA issued a proposal in July that would close a “loophole” allowing 3.1 million people who already receive benefits from a non-cash welfare program to receive food stamps through SNAP.
The Trump administration also released a “public charge rule” last month which would deny green cards to immigrants or make it harder for them to obtain them if they have a history of using welfare benefits such as food stamps.